We have various things that we desire to have in life. Maybe it’s a loving and supportive boyfriend or husband or a job that you truly love. Maybe it’s to live or travel to a certain location. Maybe it’s simply to feel happy or supported by others.
We all have these types of desires. This desire to have something that’s better than what we currently have in life.
Though we are not consciously aware of it most of the time, the reality is that we are constantly manifesting. We are constantly co-creating with the universe our current state of reality. So whenever we keep telling ourselves things like, “This job sucks” then we will begin to hate our job more and more because we are the ones creating that energy.
On the flip side, if we tell ourselves “I’m amazing, attractive, and beautiful” then we are going to be sending that energy out to the environment around us and then attract more external things that make us feel amazing, attractive, and beautiful.
This is one of the biggest reasons why we fail to create exactly what it is that we desire: We belief that the shift must happen externally before it can happen internally. We fail to realize that in order for the things that we desire to manifest in our external world, we have to shift our perception internally. We have to let go of any beliefs, thoughts, and emotions that are holding us back from having what it is that we desire.
Above all, we have to focus intently in our internal condition, rather than to focus heavily on the new car or boyfriend that we want.
Below are 5 steps to follow in order to help you manifest exactly what it is that you truly desire.
Step 1: Let go of any meaningless desires and identify what you really want.
So for the majority of the population, if we are asked what it is that we want or desire then chances are we are going to answer by saying something like “A new car”, “To make $100,000 a year”, or “To get married”.
If you have any desires like this, write them down and acknowledge them. Then sit back and really reflect on them and ask yourself why you really desire these things. Are these things really going to provide you with what it is you really desire?
Here’s an example: Susan desires a new car. She believes that this new car is going to make her feel happy and more successful. One day Susan actually does get this car. But she’s not really satisfied. Sure, she now feels more successful and socially “up-to-date” in relation to her peers, but what Susan really wanted was to feel free, joyful and happy. She now finds herself desiring a new house.
When we focus on the external thing rather than to really reflect and dive deep on the feeling that we desire we can then begin to find ourselves truly fulfilled rather than superficially fulfilled.
So look at the things that you desire to have in your external environment. Then sit back and ask yourself, “What is the feeling that I desire to feel as a result of this?” Free? Supported? Loved? Excited? Joyful? Impactful? What is it that you’re currently lacking in life that you are trying to gain through this external thing?
Now, please note that I don’t necessarily mean that you can’t ever desire to have a new relationship or a new car. It is okay to desire these things. However, you just want to be sure that this is something you really want that is going to satisfy you. This way you don’t find yourself chasing your desire with material things that get you no where.
Step 2: Clear your space.
The reason that many of us struggle to actually manifest what we desire is because are unconsciously blocking ourselves with our limiting fear-based beliefs. All of our limited beliefs are unique to us because they are based on our past history. They can come from a combination of our childhood upbringing, past dating experiences, old emotional or physical traumas, childhood bullying, and so on.
We all have these blocks because we are human and our ego causes us to hold on to these limiting beliefs. So the key to releasing these blocks is to be committed to asking the universe to help you release these beliefs.
This is where the power of prayer really comes in. Make the commitment to say a prayer every morning and/or night to help you in releasing your blocks. And here’s one key thing to remember: The more you surrender into your prayer and know you are perfect just the way you are then the more you’ll benefit.
Step 3: Open yourself to your desire.
So once you have identified the feeling that you wish to experience internally, take the time to really connect to that feeling. Every day or at least a few times a week, do a meditation or visualization that allows you connect to that feeling. Imagine in your mind’s eye what it would look and feel like to have your desire become a reality. The more you do that, then the more you become embodied in your desire, which will strengthen it to become a reality.
Step 4: Take action.
Though we can certainly wish that simply praying and doing meditation will magically cause our desire to manifest, that isn’t how it works. We have to act. So if you want a new relationship, then get yourself out in public. If you want a new car because you know it will help you live more comfortably, then start looking around for cars and comparing prices. If you want a job that you absolutely love, then start looking for new jobs or read some books to discover your biggest strengths.
Remember, it’s all about co-creating with the universe. The universe isn’t going to simply do it all for you just because you made the intention. You have to be sure to do your half of the effort.
Step 5: Have faith.
Typically after we set the stage to manifest exact what we desire, our ego goes into a bit of a “panic” or “self-doubt” mode where we struggle to really believe that it can happen. We can find ourselves anxious, doubtful, worried, or frustrated.
Be self-accepting and mindful when this comes up. Simply accept it as a natural response from the ego. Don’t try to push or force it away. Simply accept it and then let it go.
Be sure that you don’t focus a lot of energy on the worry because that will shift your energy and cause a delay in manifesting your desire. If you find yourself worrying, stop, take several deep breaths, and focus intensely in the present moment. You can also try yoga, exercise, or do EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to help you release the worry.
Ultimately, remember: Trust in the universe. Things may not quite manifest exactly at the right time or in the way that you want them to. Have patience and trust that the universe will give you exactly what you need at the exact time that you need it.
Begin to manifest what you desire today!
What is it that you desire in your life? What is the feeling that you desire to experience? What kinds of things can you do that will help you manifest that feeling in your life? Share it in the comments below!